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EU exit transition period

EDM (Early Day Motion) 343: tabled on 21 April 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 27 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes with disappointment the announcement on 16 April 2020 by the UK’s chief Brexit negotiator that the UK Government intends to refuse to extend the EU exit transition period beyond December 2020, risking a no-deal Brexit during a time that the UK, Europe and much of the world will be trying to recover from the public health and economic shock of Covid-19; recognises that the design and delivery of an entirely new arrangement between the UK and the EU will be extremely challenging in the midst of the current crisis; notes that coming out of the transition period without a trade deal during this time when there is already concern around supply of food, medicine and essential equipment could further disrupt vital supply chains; recognises the particular damaging impact this would have on Northern Ireland, risking disruption of all-island co-operation; and calls on the Government to request a two-year extension to the EU exit transition period.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 27 April 2020
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 27 April 2020
Arfon
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 27 April 2020
Ceredigion
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 April 2020
Glasgow North
Wilson, Munira
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 April 2020
Twickenham
Chamberlain, Wendy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 April 2020
North East Fife
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 April 2020
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Thomson, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 April 2020
Gordon
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 April 2020
Midlothian
McDonald, Stuart C
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 April 2020
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
MacAskill, Kenny
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 April 2020
East Lothian
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 April 2020
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Smith, Alyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 April 2020
Stirling
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 April 2020
Glasgow North West
Cooper, Daisy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 April 2020
St Albans
Olney, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 May 2020
Richmond Park
Hanvey, Neale
Independent
Signed on 5 May 2020
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 May 2020
Glasgow South West
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 15 September 2020
Brighton, Kemptown
Stone, Jamie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 October 2020
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.